A pastor with Deeper Life Bible Church and three other farmers were on Tuesday killed in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.
Guma, the local government where the executive governor of the state, Samuel Ortom, come from had come under fatal attacks by gunmen in recent times, an unfortunate situation, which has snowballed the number of displaced people in camps across the state.
Witnesses said the cleric was ambushed by his killers around Waku village while he was travelling from his base at Umenger village to Gbajimba, the headquarters of Guma LGA for a religious function on Tuesday morning.
But, the other three people – two women and a man – were hacked to death while working on their farms in Nyiev council ward in same Guma LGA.
Chairman of Guma LGA, Caleb Aba, who spoke with Dailytrust on telephone said that the trio went to fetch locust bean from their farm in Nyiev council ward when they were attacked and killed.
Aba further confirmed that the pastor was killed around Waku village.
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for Benue Command, SP Catherine Anene, did not respond to calls and text messages put through her telephone line to confirm the incident as at the time of sending this report.